Monday, October 17, 2011

Shame on Us

In anticipation of Wayne Koestenbaum's visit to Albany on Thursday, October 20, Joseph Dalton of the Times Union reviews Koestenbaum's new book, Humiliation (2011), a philosophical exploration of personal embarrassment:

"I don't embarrass easily," says author Wayne Koestenbaum "That's because I'm used to gay culture's flamboyant embrace of embarrassing positions."

Perhaps it's that bravery, that hold-your-chin-up attitude, that allows Koestenbaum the courage to delve so deeply into the shame, guilt and suffering of others. Read more.